Listen to Iggy Pop pay tribute to David Bowie with special playlist dedicated to late singer

Pop's radio show included some classic cuts from Bowie's back catalogue

Iggy Pop paid tribute to David Bowie last night with a special radio show dedicated to the late singer.

The playlist opened with Lodger’s ‘Boys Keep Swinging’ and featured tracks throughout Bowie’s career, including ‘Diamond Dogs’, ‘Paper Monsters’ and ‘Under Pressure’.

“The way I chose them was from memory,” Pop said of his song selection. “I took out a piece of paper and a pen and closed my eyes and just remembered what I liked at different times … I’m weighing things that are a little more low on the totem pole, but not obscure.”


As he played different songs on his BBC 6 Music show ‘Iggy Confidential’, Iggy discussed his memories of Bowie. Listen to the entire thing here.

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Before he played the ‘Station To Station single ‘Wild Is the Wind’, Pop reflected: “This was recorded at Cherokee Studios, which was just a very typical, good old solid rock’n’roll studio owned by some guy who was connected to some guy who always had a mountain of drugs. And there were people with hair too long for their bodies coming and going in weird cars. And strange girlfriends.”

He also told stories about eating hamburgers with Bowie and Frank Zappa, the local atmosphere that helped the process of working on albums like ‘Low’ and ‘The Idiot’.

The episode is part of a larger BBC tribute to Bowie, which included a concert at Royal Albert Hall this weekend that featured performances from John Cale, Amanda Palmer, Marc Almond and more.

A group made up of a 1,000 musicians recently covered David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’.

Rockin’ 1000, who describe themselves as the world’s biggest rock band, gathered in Orogel Stadium in Cesena, Italy to perform the late musician’s classic track.